Mark Wilson, CPA, CVA
Mark Wilson began his public accounting and consulting career in 1977 with a large, local Certified Public Accounting firm. He has developed an extensive background working closely with the automobile dealership, printing, retail and wholesale distribution industries as well as several other industries.
In 1987, he became the CFO of one of his larger clients. For over thirteen years, he worked with a management team that expanded a local distribution and repair company into a business operating in six states from nine locations and tripled their sales volume. Mark was also responsible for overseeing IT operations, personnel administration, insurance, and other business management functions. After spearheading the financial project of merging the Company with eight other similar businesses and assisting in its successful IPO, Mark became the controller for the St. Louis region. Rather than accepting a management position in Houston, Mark decided to remain in St. Louis and return to public accounting.
In 1999, Mark Wilson joined a local CPA firm as their Director of Automotive Services. Mark earned his designation as a Certified Valuation Analyst and has been heavily involved in business valuations and litigation support. He has headed fraud investigations and has testified as an expert witness in numerous court cases.
In August 2002, Mark became a founding partner of Martz & Wilson, LLP, where he continues to be heavily involved in valuations, litigation support and other business and tax consulting projects.
Mark graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 1976 where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a specialization in accounting. Mark was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma. He received his CPA certificate in 1977 and is licensed to practice in the state of Missouri. He received his CVA certificate in 2001.
He is a member of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. He also serves as a Director of the Missouri Paralegal Association.
Mark has been heavily involved in the St. Louis Chapter of the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants, serving as the past Chairman of the Industry Committee and the Continuing Professional Education Committee and as an ex-offico member of the Board of Directors. He has also served on the Auditing & Accounting Committee and to the Statistical Sampling Committee for Associated Accounting Firms International, and as the past president of the St. Louis Realty Users Group. Mark wrote the newsletter, Profit Driven, for the metropolitan automobile dealers.